LAFZ Magazine and ISRA Books are privileged to present a Qawwali tour of major cities in England to celebrate the launch of a new book, the translation into English of works by the great poet, Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

The book contains 12 poems translated into English, together with the original Urdu text transliterated into the Roman alphabet, and is the work of the world’s greatest living authority on the poet, Professor M. S. Baqa.
The poems will be performed in their original language by the well-known Qawwali troop, the Hussain Brothers Ensemble. (For the uninitiated, we should explain that Qawwali is a highly-rhythmic, traditional form of Sufi Music found throughout India and Pakistan.)

The talented artists come from a distinguished ancestry, representing both the Ramur and Bhindi Bazar gharanas, who have been practising the art of Qawwali for at least five generations. The tour will be a series of events at major concert halls in Birmingham, Bradford, London, Luton and Manchester, commencing in on 29th of October in Manchester and ending on the 1st of December in Bradford.

Special thanks to our sponsors Muslim Hands British Pakistan Foundation ISRA BOOKS Sufi Trust Iqbal Academy, UK


Saturday 29th October 2016 at 7pm

Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2016

EventCity, Phoenix Way, Manchester, M41 7TB

Tickets £10


Saturday 12th November 2016 at 7pm

The mac (Midland Arts Centre)

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Tickets £15 – 0121 446 3232


Saturday 19th November 2016 at 7pm

Kensington Town Hall

Hornton St, London W8 7NX

Tickets £15 – Available through Eventbrite


Thursday 1st December 2016 at 7pm

National Media Museum

Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ

Tickets £15 – £10 concession – 0871 902 5756